• Engineering & Construction
  • Environment
  • Telecommunications
  • Renewable energies
  • Ventures
  • Real estate
Explore our business areas
"Great stories are written with values in the hearts of men"
Explore our values...
Photo by Luís Pinto, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Respect. (from the lat. respectu) n. 1. respect; 2. consideration; high regard; 3. deference; compliance; veneration; 4. honour; worship; 5. relation; refererence...

We believe that everyone should be respected for their work, for their attitudes, opinions and options.

Photo by Mila Teshaieva, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Rigor. (from the lat. rigore) n. 1. harshness; strength; 2.fig., severity; punctuality; accuracy.

There is no "more or less levelled", "more or less upright”, "more or less clean" or "more or less safe", but rather “levelled”, "upright”, "clean” and “safe". The rigour is reflected in our procedures, in time and in the rules to follow. In the light of moral and principles, being severe means being rigorous.

Photo by , finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2012.

Passion. (from the lat. passione) n. 1. intense and usually violent feeling (affection, joy, hate, etc.) which hinders the exercise of impartial logic; 2. derived from a feeling; 3. great predilection; 4. partiality; 5. great grief; immense suffering...

Under the sign of passion – a text of the Portuguese poet Regina Guimarães – is our icon. Passion is to reveal great enthusiasm for something, favourable encouragement or opposite to something.
It is the sensibility transmitted by an architect or engineer through work.
Passion is the dedication to a project. Passion is a state of warm soul.

Photo by Jakub Karwowski, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2012.

Loyalty. (from the lat. legalitate) n. the quality of being loyal; fidelity; sincerity.

Respect for the principles and rules that guide the honour and probity. Faithfulness to commitments and agreements undertaken, staunch character.
To remain loyal to the business partners because we depend on them and they depend on us.
Being trustworthy for being loyal.

Photo by Ian Lieske, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Solidarity. (from the lat. solidare) n. 1. the quality of being solidary; 2. reciprocal responsibility among the members of a group, namely social, professional, etc.; 3. sense of sharing another’s suffering.

Being solidary is being a friend, offering our hand with genuine generosity and bringing joy and human warmth to those who, somehow, are marginalized. Being solidary is being more human. A solidary company is recognized as a fair and non-selfish company. A solidary company is a preferred choice in business. It is a more competitive company. Volunteering is a vehicle to solidarity. It is modern, fair, cultured, friend, it is a noble gesture of moral elevation.

Photo by Clarence Gorton, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2012.

Courage. (from the lat. coraticum) n. 1. bravery facing danger; intrepidity; to have audacity; 2. moral force before a suffering or setback; 3. [fig.] to input energy when performing a difficult task; perseverance...

Courage is essential in our life. Courage to face less pleasant situations when complex issues come up, not expecting random resolutions.
It is a value that we must highlight as opposed to the fearful, cowardly and laziness.
The courage to react to criticism not with an attitude of demotivation or sadness, but rather to search for the means and the action to overcome its own reason. This kind of courage, which is also an intellectual courage, is highly recommended.

Photo by Filipa Alves, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Ambition. (from the lat. ambitione) n. 1. vehement desire of wealth, honours or glories; 2. expectation about the future; aspiration; 3. lust; greed…

Vehement desire to achieve a particular goal. Ambition not to resign ourselves. Ambition to take the best potential from ourselves. Ambition to deserve ourselves. Ambition to be athletes in our top-level competitive jobs. Ambition to beat our brands. Ambition to get the best deals with the maximum value, due to the high levels of proficiency and efficiency.

Photo by Scarlett Coten, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Esthetics. ESTHETICS (from the Greek aisthetiké, "sensitive") n.f. 1. Philosophy branch of philosophy that studies the beauty and nature of artistic phenomena; 2. author's own style, time, etc.; 3. harmony of shapes and colors, beauty; 4. set of techniques and treatments that aim to beautify the body.

We decided to build the company's economic foundations under a cultured, cosmopolitan and cool image. Because it is a charming state of being. Good taste because we are sustainable and we respect the planet. Good taste because we are sensitive. Good taste just because.

Photo by Karl Erik Brondbo, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Responsibility. (from the lat respondere) n. the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct; a form of trustworthiness.

We must be certain that, before a choice, we chose what is best for both of us and not just the best for each one. Each employee is responsible for his negotiated activity and co-responsible if the co-worker does not fulfil his own task, thus preventing the common goal. A team is a set of individuals - is a whole. In the business game, as in social or family contexts, everyone must comply with their own relative position and we shall not permit that one of ours fails to be in our team.

1 Noticia Lidia Jorge Premio Vitor Aguiar e Silva Junho 2023en
Lídia Jorge at dstgroup to receive award

Antena Minho 

On the 23rd of June, the author will be in Palmeira (Braga), at dstgroup facilities, to receive the Vida Literária Vítor Aguiar e Silva Prize. The ceremony will be at 4 pm. 

The Portuguese novelist and storyteller Lídia Jorge will be in Braga, on the 23rd of June, to receive the Vida Literária Vítor Aguiar e Silva Prize. The ceremony will take place at 4 pm, in the Maria do Alívio Gonçalves Teixeira building, at the dstgroup headquarters. The ceremony will also be highlighted by a tribute to Professor Vítor Aguiar e Silva, with the attribution of his name to the auditorium. 
Established by the Portuguese Association of Authors with the sponsorship of Braga City Council, the award is for the 2022/2023 biennium and has a prize money 20 thousand euros. The jury considered the remarkable journey of the writer, novelist, poet, author of remarkable short stories and chronicles, with numerous and applauded translations in several languages. This award, by distinguishing Lídia Jorge, distinguishes a personality of unusual merits and recognition in culture, both domestically and abroad. 

This award, whose first edition was in 1992, but suspended in 2017, has already distinguished Miguel Torga, Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, José Saramago, Óscar Lopes, José Cardoso Pires, Eugénio de Andrade, Urbano Tavares Rodrigues, Mário Cesariny de Vasconcelos, Vítor Aguiar e Silva, Maria Helena da Rocha Pereira, João Rui de Sousa, Maria Velho da Costa, Manuel Alegre and João Barrento. 

In 2021, after a challenge issued to Braga City Council, the name of Vítor Aguiar e Silva was associated to the previoustitle. Vitor Aguiar e Silva is a former full professor at the University of Minho, recognized essayist and winner of the Vida Literária prize in 2007 and the Camões Prize in 2020, among other distinctions. 

Lídia Jorge was born in 1946, in the Algarve. She lived through the most troubled years of the Colonial War in Africa. She was a member of the High Authority for Mass Media. She is a secondary school teacher and regularly publishes articles in the press. The woman and her loneliness is a central theme of the author's work.